Sfax

Sfax

Sfax is a historical city located Sfax Governorate in Tunisia. It was built by Aghlabid prince Abu Abbass Muhammad between 849 - 851 AD on the ruins of Roman Taparura. The city was founded as a defensive fortress and watchtower on the Mediterranean coast (Kasbah of Sfax). The Sfax medina represents the best example of the most conserved Arab-Muslim town planning in all the Mediterranean region.

Site Information

Country: Tunisia

District: Sfax Governorate

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 9th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: Medina of Sfax

Date of Submission: 2012

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